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Yankees place CC Sabathia on 10-day injured list

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CC Sabathia is headed back to the 10-day injured list with a case of right knee inflammation, the Yankees announced Sunday. Infielder/outfielder Tyler Wade has been recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in a corresponding roster move.

It’s the third IL stint for the veteran left-hander this season, who was laid up in April during his recovery from heart surgery and battled another flare-up of chronic knee pain in late May. A return date has not been specified this time.

Sabathia, 39, is working through his 11th campaign in the Yankees’ organization this year. Prior to his most recent IL stint, he delivered a 5-6 record in 17 starts with a 4.78 ERA, 3.0 BB/9, and 8.2 SO/9 across 90 1/3 innings.

Without Sabathia, the Yankees will use his vacant roster spot to add middler infielder and outfielder Tyler Wade. Wade, 24, has yet to get comfortable at the major league level; despite an encouraging .309 average in Triple-A, he’s batting just .204/.316/.204 through his first 20 games in the big leagues so far.

David Price has opted out of the 2020 season

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David Price has opted out of the 2020 season. he’s the biggest star to do so to date. He said the that he will not play the 2020 season, citing health concerns because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Price joins Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross of the Washington Nationals, Ian Desmond of the Colorado Rockies, Mike Leake of the Arizona Diamondbacks, and free agent Tyson Ross on the list of players who have chosen not to take part in the season.

Price, who was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Dodgers in a five-player deal in February, previously agreed to pay more than 200 Dodgers minor leaguers $1,000 each to make up for lost wages. He was poised to enter the fifth season of a seven-year, $217 million contract he signed with the Red Sox in December of 2015. Per the terms of the agreement between the MLBPA and MLB, Price will not be paid for the 2020 season.